|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|She bears a dukes revenues on her back.|
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part II. Act I. Scene 3. (Queen Margaret to Suffolk.)
| O, many|
Have broke their backs with laying manors on them
For this great journey.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 1. (Buckingham.)
| To bear them|
The back is sacrifice to the load.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 2. (Katherine to Wolsey.)
|No real happiness is found|
In trailing purple oer the ground.
Parnell.Hymn to Contentment, Line 25.
|Dress drains our cellar dry,|
And keeps our larder lean; puts out our fires,
And introduces hunger, frost, and woe,
Where peace and hospitality might reign.
Cowper.The Task, Book II. Line 614.
|Heres such a plague every morning, with buckling shoes, gartering, combing, and powdering.|
Farquhar.The Twin Rivals, Act I.
|Exclude all silks, velvets, calicoes, and the whole lexicon of female fopperies.|
Swift.A Proposal in favour of Irish Manufactures.
|I am convinced that if the virtuosi could once find out a world in the moon, with a passage to it, our women would wear nothing but what directly came from thence.|
Swift.Letter to the Archbishop of Dublin.
|His dress was a volcano of silk with lava buttons.|
Sidney Smith.Wit and Wisdom. (Longman, Ed. III. Page 123.)
|Ridiculous modes, invented by ignorance, and adopted by folly.|
Smollett.Humphrey Clinker. (Letter of Matthew Bramble to Dr. Lewis, October 8.)
|Aping the foreigners in every dress.|
Juvenal.Sat. 3. (Dryden.)